It’s the Irish party celebrated the world over and this year Stoke will be donning the green and filling up on Guinness in Dublin, the place with the biggest St Patrick’s festival parade, as well as the tastiest Guinness and Irish whisky. For St Pat’s Day 2018 we’ll be staying three nights in a Kilkenny hostel, eating a daily Guinness fuelled Irish breakfast, and testing the local cuisine with traditional Guinness soaked Irish dinner (potatoes included), with round trip transfers from the hostel into Dublin for the Saint Patrick’s parade and throwing parties of our own to make leprechauns of ourselves, while we cover our outsides in green and fill our insides with black beer.
ST PATRICK’S FESTIVAL — KISS US, WE’RE IRISH
Saint Patrick’s festival takes place in Dublin every year, featuring the famous and fabulous St Patrick’s Day parade. It is a celebration of all things Irish, or music and art and food and of course throwing your arm around a stranger and belting out a drunken song or 50. Here you’ll fiddle with Irish beauties, jig your day away with someone called Paddy, drink too much whisky and write emotional poetry, etc. You’ll also just get down to the serious and splendid business of partying in the streets and bars, enjoying the Irish hospitality on their biggest day of the year and bearing witness as this creative nation shows you the best it has to offer.
The theme of the day is green, so make sure you come clad in your luckiest clover-coloured gear, dye your hair red if you really want to fit in, wear one of those little hats that leprechauns sport and get ready to party like the Irish — a lot, drunkenly, and very, very cheerfully.
STAYING WITH STOKE TRAVEL FOR ST PAT’S DAY DUBLIN
It’s one of Europe’s most famous parties, and as the European festival travel experts it makes sense that we’d get involved. Stoke Travel is going to make sure that every waking minute of the trip is some kind of celebration, with our festival within a festival style of party travel. We’ll be throwing our own parties, doing walking tours and making sure that the whole time we’re there you’re never too far from a pint of Ireland’s famous Guinness. We’re providing breakfast for every morning of the trip, and dinner, as well as putting you in a group of likeminded party people from around the world.
VISIT DUBLIN WITH STOKE TRAVEL
We’ll be based in Kilkenny, which is Ireland’s party capital and a beautiful town conveniently located between the popular airports of Dublin and Cork. Our main focus for St Patrick’s Day is heading into Dublin where’ll we will be having all the FUN with a side of sightseeing. While there we can visit the world famous Temple Bar, do a tour of the Guinness storehouse, take a trip to the old Jameson distillery, try and wrap our heads around Gaelic football, search for a four leaf, take in the cities churches, parks and castles, try Irish stew, and basically fulfil all the Irish stereotypes we’ve heard so much about over the years. With Stoke you know that you won’t be stuck on some boring, bland tours, because we’ll constantly be putting you in the good times, and if that means a lot of partying, then so be it.
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